Mr. Daniel Balaban is Economist, MBA in Finance, Specialist in Public Budget and Master in International Relations. Since August 2011 he is the Director and Representative of the World Food Program Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil. He acted over ten years in the areas of finance and planning in business consulting firms and foundations of welfare facilities. In 1994 he became Finance Analyst of the Brazil’s Ministry of Finance, having served as Economic Adviser to the Secretary of the Treasury and National Coordinator for Economic Studies of the Secretariat of National Treasury. In 2003 he served as Special Adviser to the Secretary of the Economic and Social Development of the Brazil’s Presidency of the Republic. From March 2006 to August 2011 he was President of the Brazilian National Education Development Fund, responsible, among other actions, for the National School Feeding Program, that feeds more than 47 million students around the Country. He acted in the creation of the Brazilian School Feeding Law that determines that at least 30% of the food purchased must come from the small family farming production. He chairs the school feeding network for Latin America. He is a Board Member of the Global Child Nutrition Foundation. He is also member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils. Mr. Balaban has been instrumental in supporting south-south cooperation and partnership in collaboration with the World Food Programme and the Food and Agricultural Organisation to bring support to national Governments, including several countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia.